August 26, 2022
Lincoln leopards are respectful, responsible, and safe!
District and School Theme-Be Here, Be You, Belong!
Highlights you will find:
- Dates to remember
- From Principals Desk
- Lunch information
- Picture Day information and order form
- Principals Desk
Monday, August 29-Thursday September 1, 2022--Spririt week
Wednesday, August 31, 2022-Early release for all students--Info below
Thursday, September 1, 2022-School Pictures (Order form attached below)
Friday, September 2, 2022-School Improvement Day (No Student Attendance)
Monday, September 5, 2022-Labor Day-No School
Thursday, September 8, 2022-Open House (Replacing Curriculum Night) 6:00-7:00
Friday, September 9, 2022-Lockdown Drill
Last Wednesday, was our first Town Halls, I shared photos of most groups and have one last one to share here. This is an intentional multi-age grouping and smaller groupings to promote our schoolwide focus on building belonging. Last night we had our PTO sponsored Ice Cream social thank you to the PTO for organizing such a wonderful event, and to our families for coming out to connect.
i-Ready Reports Are Coming Home
The results for the i-Ready Beginning of The Year Diagnostics for both reading and math will be carried home by students this coming Thursday, September 2nd. In addition to the results, you will receive a letter from Mr. Dave Chiszar, Director of Assessment and Accountability, as well as information regarding how to interpret your child’s scores. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your child’s classroom teacher.
Upcoming Non-Attendance Days for Students
Next Friday, September 2nd, and the following Monday, September 5th will be nonattendance days for students. Friday is Institute Day for teachers and Monday is the Labor Day Holiday
Family Resource --Due Today
Please include the following information from the Social Work Department in your building-level communication to families this week, as the form is due August 26. (thanks in advance):
In D303, we value the opportunity to provide a community of care and support to our families, especially those faced with financial hardship.
If your family is currently experiencing a significant financial need, our community partnerships have several supports available for families, including school clothes/shoes, winter coats/accessories, school supplies, toiletries, holiday meals, and/or holiday gifts. If you would like to be considered for any of these supports, please complete the Family Resource Form by August 26, 2022.
FROM THE OFFICE:
Smartwatches and Phones
Technology can be a wonderful way to keep in touch with family members. However, smartwatches and phones can become quite disruptive to the learning environment when parents are contacting their children throughout the day (and vice versa). The Elementary School Handbook contains the following language:
Students are extended the privilege of possessing phones/smartwatches on school grounds; however, their use is limited to after-school dismissal and non-school days. These devices must be in the off position, or not used once the student arrives on campus until the end of the school day.
Teachers will be requesting that students leave their watches and phones in backpacks or another class-designated place each day when they enter the classroom so that learning can continue uninterrupted.
EARLY RELEASE DATES – mark your calendars. Our first early release is next Wednesday, 8/31/22.
ADK through 5th grade - 8:00 a.m. to 2:10 p.m.
AMK - 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Early release days this year will be on Wednesdays and approximately once per month. The following are the 2022-2023 early release dates for all elementary schools:
August 31, 2022
September 28, 2022
October 26, 2022
November 30, 2022
January 25, 2023
February 22, 2023
March 22, 2023
April 26, 2023
Thank you for your interest in being a positive male role model in our building this school year! We look forward to our Friday visits from all of you and please remember to invite a friend, neighbor or family member that would like to get involved! They will need to complete the background check paperwork but all are welcome!
If you already completed your background check last school year then you are good to go and can start coming in asap! If you took paperwork last night at the meeting or need paperwork please come into Lincoln and get it from the front office.
Here is the link to add your name to the schedule for the first half of the school year.
If you did not attend the meeting last week, you will need to contact the office to ensure you ahve everything required to volunteer before signing up.
Support with Spirit Wear
Open House--replacing former curriculum night
Our Open house will allow families to come in anytime between 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm on Thursday, September 8th. Usually the self-guided tour and completion of the BINGO card will take about 20 minutes or so, again there will not be a formal presentation, staff will be in their classrooms, and common spaces and available to help in any way as you work through the BINGO activities. Upon completion please place your name and homeroom on the BINGO card, the class with the highest percentage of participation will win a popsicle party and we will also hold a drawing for 3 students to win a raffle.